The European Diploma in Cultural Project Management is a training and learning experience fostering cultural diversity and interregional exchanges as a way of giving culture a stronger place in Europe and abroad.
Through its content and methodology, this pan-European programme is specific in the way that it does not only aim at improving the skills of cultural managers in the field of cultural management, but also at helping participants to develop understanding of these fields in a changing Europe.
Its main aims are to empower the participants and to develop capacities and tools needed for creative cultural cooperation in Europe and abroad.
I - OBJECTIVES OF THE EUROPEAN DIPLOMA
Since the establishment of the European Diploma in 1989, as a follow-up of the Council of Europe's programme "Culture and Regions", 570 professionals from 45 European and world countries, active in the field of cultural project management, took part to this training programme which is characterised by its innovative methodological approach and European open-mindedness.
The main objective of the programme is twofold:
_ to enable cultural managers, having already good management capacities, to better integrate their co-operation projects - which link identity, culture and economy - in a European perspective.
_ to insert European projects in regional cultural development policies.
TO ACHIEVE THIS OBJECTIVE, THE EUROPEAN DIPLOMA FOCUSES ON:
• Strengthening skills and competencies in the field of cultural policies and cultural management.
• Forging a framework open to other cultural ways of thinking/doing which constitute a source of mutual enrichment.
• Developing a network of European cultural managers, as well as attitudes and skills related to networking. Building strong relations among participants from various regions of Europe and other continents in order to facilitate subsequent co-operation - multiplying the impact and the added value of the training.
• Promoting transnational co-operation and professional mobility bringing Europe closer to its citizens and enhancing their role in the creation and diffusion of cultural projects.
WHO IS THE TRAINING FOR?
The programme is designed for project-oriented European cultural managers from public and private organizations. Applicants must have at least two years of professional experience in developing and spreading artistic / cultural projects.
Participants should have a good knowledge of European, national and regional cultural policies and developed skills in the management of cultural projects.
The selection is based on existing qualifications and relevant professional experience, as well as on the quality of the submitted project.
The training is conducted mainly in English; sometimes in French. If needed, simultaneous translation is provided during the plenary sessions.
Applicants must therefore have a fluent knowledge of English.
During the evaluation phase, the communication is only in English.
TO CONTACT THE ASSOCIATION HICTER
Association Marcel Hicter
1 Avenue Maurice
B – 1050 Brussels
TEL +32 2 641 89 80
FAX +32 2 641 89 81
For more information, please see the document attached below.